Juneau police are asking the public for help catching a home burglar who broke into a Lemon Creek area residence last week and stole firearms, a wedding ring and various other jewelry.
Police said the suspect entered a home in the 5900 block of Churchill Way — through a back bedroom window that was broken — sometime during the evening of Nov. 2, according to a Juneau Police Department ‘Crime of the Week’ press release. No one was home at the time, JPD Lt. Kris Sell said.
The Tuesday press release states the burglar made off with two handguns: a Ruger Redhawk .357 in stainless steel, and a .45 caliber Glock model 21. The suspect attempted to take a third handgun, but police said it was found in the fence slats behind the residence, apparently where the suspect fled the scene.
JPD said the victims also reported several pieces of jewelry missing, including a three karat diamond wedding ring, and a matching sapphire earrings and necklace set. JPD released a picture of a bracelet that matched the set to help the public find the earrings and necklace. The bracelet had been left behind at the home.
Anyone with information about this or any other crime can report a tip to JPD by calling 586-0600 or by logging online to juneaucrimeline.com. Tipsters are guaranteed anonymity and can be rewarded up to $1,000 if the tip results in an arrest.